Ghraiba, is a North African sweet recipe, of shortbread-like biscuits, made with chickpea flour, usually prepared to celebrate Eid.

Ghraiba Homs


  •  160°C
  •  20min
Ghraiba Homs

  • In a large bowl, sift the chickpea flour, flour, cornstarch and icing sugar.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients well together.
  • Add the melted butter and vegetable oil and mix well with your hands.
  • If you have a meat mincer, mix the dough twice until it becomes oily and holds when you press it in your hands.
  • If you don’t have a meat mincer, add some vegetable oil until it the dough holds when you press it in your hands.
  • Spread the dough on a clean surface, and flatten with the palms of your hands.
  • The dough should be about 1.5cm thick.
  • Cut your shapes.
  • You can keep it plain, decorate it using a knife, or put some chopped nuts on top.
  • Place the ghraiba on a baking tray. No baking paper needed. No oil.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 160°C for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • When ready, let it completely cool down in the tray before serving or storing.

Ghraiba Homs